How do I share my Wi-Fi password with another device?

Answered by James Kissner

To share your Wi-Fi password with another device on stock Android 12, you can follow these steps:

1. Start by unlocking your Android device and accessing the home screen.

2. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification panel. Then, tap on the gear-shaped settings icon located in the top right corner of the panel. This will open the Settings menu.

3. In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on the “Network & internet” option. This will take you to the network settings.

4. Within the “Network & internet” menu, you will find various connectivity options. Look for “Wi-Fi” or “Internet” and tap on it. This will open the Wi-Fi settings.

5. In the Wi-Fi settings, you will see a list of available networks. Find and select the Wi-Fi network that you want to share the password for. Tap on the cog icon displayed next to your network’s name.

6. This will open the detailed settings for the selected Wi-Fi network. Scroll down and locate the “Share” button. Tap on it to proceed.

7. At this point, your Android device will generate a QR code containing the Wi-Fi network’s name and password.

8. To share the Wi-Fi password with another device, the recipient needs to scan the QR code using their device’s camera or a QR code scanning app. Once scanned, the Wi-Fi network details will be automatically added to their device, allowing them to connect to the network without manually entering the password.

It’s worth mentioning that both devices need to have a QR code scanning capability for this method to work. Most modern smartphones have built-in QR code scanners, but if not, the recipient can download a QR code scanning app from their device’s app store.

Remember to keep your Wi-Fi network secure and only share the password with trusted individuals or devices.